Have you ever thought about employees who dreaded going to work because of a toxic boss? What attributes do horrible bosses most often exhibit? Our recent research showed the top 5 biggest mistakes that very bad bosses most commonly do and a couple of suggestions to motivate employees effectively and become great bosses. 1. Behave as dictators Great leadership is never about dictating their own vision and way of doing things. Leaders with a “my way or the highway” mentality won’t connect with their teams. Employees want to feel a sense of purpose around their work, that they are
6. Self-regulation Self-regulation is the EQ skill that typifies strong leaders. Leaders who can be aware of, and manage, their emotions communicate their message clearly and give others confidence in their leadership. Managers can build self-regulation by being aware of how they use and display emotion, paying attention to employee reactions, and asking questions to ensure their message was received clearly. 7. Ability to adapt to changes Strong leaders must possess the ability to not only accept change but embrace it, knowing that without change there can be no progress. One way that we specifically try to encourage change is
When managing employees, your patience is sometimes tested by lack of motivation, resistance to your requests, and particularly stubborn individuals. However thin your patience gets stretched though, there are things you should never say to employees. Real leaders speak carefully. Unlike the average worker, the onus falls upon the boss to keep their nose clean when it comes to verbal communication. As a manager, you don’t have the luxury of saying something off the cuff when you are frustrated. The last thing you want is for your verbal mishaps to demotivate your staff and cause team friction, bringing about bigger problems
Management can be a minefield of potential mistakes for new and experienced managers alike. With this in mind, PRIMUS decided to look into the most common mistakes and hopefully help to aspire and current managers avoid these very common pitfalls in the future. In this article, we’re looking at 10 of the most common leadership and management errors and highlighting what you can do to avoid them. If you can learn about these here, rather than through experience, you’ll save yourself a lot of trouble! 1. Not providing feedback Sarah is a talented sales representative, but she has a
New managers often enter their roles with a wave of emotions ranging from terrified to ecstatic. No manner of work experience can fully prepare you for what it means to be a team manager, but there are plenty of things you can do to get that much closer. Let’s take a look at 13 new manager tips to get you ready for your new role as the leader of a team. 1. Prepare before the promotion Most of the time people have a decent idea of when they will be getting promoted to a management position. If this is
Dreaming up a killer business idea is one thing. Putting that idea into action is a whole different story. The entrepreneur’s journey can feel discouraging and lonely at times. Most people can’t relate to the uncertainty that comes with building something from nothing. Sometimes it’s hard to stay motivated when your friends are out having fun… while you’re grinding it out day after day, year after year until your efforts pay off. There will be highs, and there will be lows. As you’ll see in the inspiring stories below, how you navigate them is more important. It’s about hustling…and refusing
Great leaders come in all shapes and forms. While various reasons make a leader stand out, one of the most common is a great capacity for crucial emotional intelligence skills. There are countless benefits of emotional intelligence abilities in the workplace, from being able to communicate more effectively, dealing with stress better to resolving conflicts efficiently. With the way the market has changed, IQ and technical expertise alone are no longer sufficient to be successful as a leader or to move up in an organization. Of course, leaders do not start out with all of these skills at the beginning.